I'm a private tour guide, and I offer personal walking and historical tours in Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Tashkent cities. This is my part time occupation and part times I work for tour agencies. I also do shopping tours , I know almost all merchandisers and workshops where you can buy for lower price then in a market and some unique items.
Throw away that pocket guide book and the incomprehensible map, are helpless , they cannot tell you more then local inhibitor knows, when you in a old and small streets of Bukhara and I am your personal guide, knowing people around and speaking on their languages.
I am available at public holidays and you can book me at short notice!
All my tours are cover a lot of ground without feeling rushed. We will have a lot of free time to stop and enjoy your tour.
These are walking tours but we also make extensive use of public transport to give you a real feel of what it is like to live in Uzbekistan. In Tashkent we will use Metro ( it is like Museum, very clear and decorated in Soviet time by famous Artists. And between the cities we take a train you could watch the nature of uzbek land.
You can specify the STARTING TIME for the tour.
I cater to individuals and ideally groups of between 2 - 6 people (I prefer to keep it personal) and these are not your ordinary tours! The tours listed here are just a sample of what I can offer and I can also customize the tours for you based on what you want to do in the time you have available, just give me the details and I will prepare your own PERSONALIZED CUSTOM TOUR which you can book. I love doing family tours, kids are always welcome on my tours.
All the photographs shown in my tours are my own and my friends.
As mentioned I have born in Uzbekistan at the old town in Bukhara, I love this place, it is fabulous place to live, and this place gives a positive energy to work and live. I am proud to call Bukhara is my home, where my ancestors lived for a century.
Like any old cities and major tourist destination, Uzbekistan has a lot of monuments of Madrasa, Mosque and Caravans these are minor details, come and visit this great cities of Uzbekistan.
I pride myself on the quality of my personal tours you will never be subject to these common tour inclusions that are so prevalent in Uzbekistan.
So you can EXCLUDE from MY tours the following. . .
Tour buses with 30 other tourists, in other words, total strangers
Silly badges / stickers / hats / track suits or the time honored tradition of waving flags!
Stop off's at jewellery shops or the like where you are hassled into buying unwanted items! this is a real time waster.
And last but not least Hard Sell. I have no affiliation with ANY establishment, but I am happy to give advice on any purchase you wish to make based on living and working in Uzbekistan! I absolutely do NOT and will NOT take a commission from any type of establishment.
I'm just your ordinary bukharian guy, born in Bukhara. I know and speak in all local languages , uzbek - tajik- Russian, I am knowledgeable, friendly and personable! I am also a dedicated family man, I am married with 2 boys and 1 girl aged 6 and 1. My wife has born and bred in Bukhara.
My interests include antique textile, fabric and carpets of Central Asia. I am collecting uzbek scal-caps as well.
Although I speak and write in English very well I have finish University of English philology, Bachelor degree, So my native languages Tajik, Russian and Uzbek. I promise you will learn a little bit of Uzbek during the tour (maybe several words).
NOTE: For Travelers from US, Canada, Belgium, Europe, New Zealand, Germany do not need Invitation Letter to obtain visa for Uzbekistan, you can simple apply for it at Uzbek embassy in your country, click on "Ask a Question" and I will give you the link.
*All documents, required to get visa support, should be sent three weeks before the date of arrival. *
A Recent Review of this guide
I fell in love with Uzbekistan while on my trip. The country is incredible and my guide, Timur, is an exceptional man. His knowledge of the history of each site could be called encyclopedic except it is too alive and full of funny anecdotes to belong in any dry encylopedia. I was awed by the sites, impressed by the organization put into the tour and enjoyed every moment. Have you been to Uzbekistan and met Timur? If your answer is no, then you must correct this. You are already on the website, book it!
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I am very dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable about my country.